Katic: Can’t-miss UBC Class

“Storm the Riding”

Are you a political science or forestry student? Or just generally interested in environmentalism, activism, and social movement theory?

I just had to share this class, because it was one of my favourite at UBC.

This is a seminar course (maximum enrolment 20) on social movements and political activism with a focus on climate change. Topics include social movement theory, theories of change (markets, elections, protests), campaign strategy design, framing, media strategies, and data base management. The course will use community based learning to supplement the literature. We will design and execute a climate campaign. There will be guest lecture from prominent environmental activists.

I took this class last year, and it was one of the most rewarding educational experiences of my undergrad. It’s so rare to have the opportunity to read about abstract academic theory and implement that same abstract academic theory in the very class. Sign up today — there are a couple spots left.

Here is a student video made about the campaign:

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.